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I will participate remotely in #2 will be taken
I'm in.
Events & Announcements / Re: Franconia Notch parking March 26/27/28
« Last post by DaveR on Yesterday at 10:26:50 AM »
Just a reminder Saturday will likely be a cluster in the northern end of the notch.
Conditions / Re: Possibly Appropriate Link to Ice @ Lower Elevations
« Last post by Admin Al on Yesterday at 09:42:57 AM »
9:42 AM on Friday, 51 degrees in North Conway. [sigh]
Count me in as long as I'm home and not traveling for work. I will also drive right by the mediocre beer in N Woodstock for the great beer at Schilling!
Count me in
There is only one way to settle this controversy once and for all.

Ok, not really. We will have to do it like this....

Let me know if you're interested in getting together at Schillings Brewery in fabulous downtown Littleton, NH.

If we get a lot of interest we can set up a poll to pick a date. If we get only a few people we can just wing it in the thread. So for now just indicate here if you are interested.

Ice & Winter Climbing / Ice Screw Sharpening & Super Stubbies
« Last post by IceScrewSharpening on March 26, 2015, 04:06:44 PM »
Hi Everyone.
I've been an ice climber and a machinist for the last 20+ and 30+ years. Tired of the old style tooth design on my old BD Turbo Express, I started sharpening ice screws on a CNC milling machine. I created a design that is close to the new Laser Sonics and gave my screws a major boost in performance. These screws are sharp, very sharp. I've even sharpened brand new screw that I just bought because they didn't meet my quality standards. There is absolutely no heating of the screw either, unlike careless grinding can cause. The Grivel sharpening machine cannot reproduce any of the new generation tooth profiles.
I'm able to reproduce this on virtually any brand of screw, BD, Petzl, Grivel, DMM, Simmonds etc...

I also make Super Stubbies on a made to order basis. For more information see my website

or email me at

Because setting up the maching is expensive and time consuming for just a few screws, I do what I call a batch run. Which means I collect all screws by a certain date and then machine them all at once. Don't worry I do 1 rack at a time so as not to mix up everyone's screws.
For now I'm doing it twice a year, spring and fall.

The next Batch Deadline is Friday April 24 2015.
Conditions / Re: Possibly Appropriate Link to Ice @ Lower Elevations
« Last post by old_school on March 26, 2015, 11:33:19 AM »
++++ 40.2F in Bartlett this am! Rain coming this evening--Most appropriate!

UGH  :(
General Climbing / Re: Top 5.10 multipitch routes in N.H.?
« Last post by old_school on March 26, 2015, 11:20:37 AM »
At a re bolting weekend a few years  ago, i did a hand drilling thing,,,,,scared the shit out of people.

Ahahaha... ;D
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